Lancaster Music Makers -
Recent Programmes 
 
April 6th 2018 - Recital by Oliver Nelson (violin) and Vasilis Rakitzis (piano)

It was a great pleasure to welcome Oliver Nelson, back after far too long an absence, and his new accompanist, Vasilis Rakitzis, who we all agreed was superb. They played:
Constantinidis: Petite Suite
Vaughan Williams: A lark ascending
Kreisler: Praeludium and Allegro
Massenet: Meditation from Thais
Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor
Gershwin - Heifitz: It ain't necessarily so (from Porgy and Bess)
We all had a chance to meet Oliver and Vasilis at a post-concert party in Lancaster.

March 14th 2018
Dvorak: Slavonic Dance Op.72 No. 2 in E minor (Andrew and Tim, piano duet)

Haydn: Sonata in E flat major Hob. XVI 52 Allegro - Adagio - Presto (Rosemary, piano)

Folk songs (Nicky, guitar and voice)

Beethoven: Sonata Op.13 in C minor - 1st movement Grave - Allegro molto e con brio (Chris, piano)

Chopin: Mazurkas, Op 67 No 2 in G minor, Op 63 No 3 in C sharp minor (Vera, piano)

Mozart: Sonata in F major K332 Allegro - Adagio - Allegro assai (Andrew, piano)

Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor (Tim, piano)

Mendelssohn: Rondo Capriccioso (Paul, piano)

February 16th 2018
30th Anniversary Concert

Wolf: Auf einer Wanderung
Finzi: Triptych (John, Baritone; Gill, Piano)

Moszkowski: Two Spanish Dances (Pat and Vera, piano duet)

Beethoven: Sonata in C minor, Op. 13 - 2nd movement, Adagio Cantabile - (Paul, piano)

Debussy: Clair de Lune (Chris, piano)

Lehrer: The hunting song, Poisoning pigeons in the park, The elements (Rosemary, Soprano; Gill, piano)

Bach: Prelude in F minor
Mozart: Sonata in F major K332 - 1st movement - Allegro (Andrew, piano)

Molloy: The Kerry dance
Ireland: If there were dreams to sell
German: O peaceful England (Breda, Mezzo-soprano; Gill, piano)

Coates: On a country lane
Lehar: Gold and silver waltz (Tim, piano)

Haydn: Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI 50 Allegro - Adagio - Allegro assai (Rosemary, piano)

December 1st 2017

Schumann: from `Album for the young', No. 21, 26 and 30 (Pat, piano)

Folk songs (Nicky, voice and guitar)

Nadia Boulanger: 3 pieces for cello (Christine, cello; Gill, piano)

Head: `The ships of Arcady'
Armstrong Gibbs: `Five Eyes'
Parke: `Wee Hughie'
Dring: `The song of a nightclub proprietress' (Rosemary, soprano; Gill, piano)

Fischer: `Robins Return'
Grieg: Lyric pieces, Op.41 No. 7, `Elegy' and Op. 54 No. 4, `Notturno'
Schumann: Arabesque, Op. 18 (Tim, piano)

Beethoven, Sonata in A major, Op.2 No.2, 1st movement - Allegro vivace (Rosemary, piano)

October 13th 2017

Gurney: A piper, Desire in Spring (John, baritone; Gill, piano)

Jessel: Parade of the tin soldiers (Tim and Rosemary, piano four hands)

Spohr: Zweigesang, Sehnsucht, Wienenlied (Linda, mezzo-soprano; Katie, clarinet; Helena, piano)

Chopin: Nocturne in B flat minor, Op. 9 No. 1 (Chris, piano)

Schubert: Lied der Mignon
Faure: Les Berceaux
Britten: The Salley Gardens (Rosemary, soprano; Tim, Piano)

Brown: Holiday, Spanish Dance (Rosemary and Gill, piano duet)
(original compositions by our own Rosemary Brown)

Gurney: Black Stitchel, Most Holy Night
Clay:  I'll sing thee songs of Araby (John, Baritone, Gill Piano)

Albeniz: From Suite Espanola, Op. 47, Catalunya, Cadiz, Aragon (Tim, piano)

Brahms: Feldeinsamkeit
Mozart: Abendempfindung (Linda, mezzo-soprano; Helena, piano) 

June 30th 2017
Hagen: Harlem Nocturne
Taylor: I wish I knew how it would feel to be free (Pat, piano)

Bach: from St. Matthew Passion - Blute nur
Faure: Toujours
Hageman: Miranda (Rosemary, soprano and Gillian, piano)

Gounod: Prelude
Schubert: Improptu in G flat major, D899 No. 3
Debussy: Arabesque No. 1 (Chris, piano)

Mozart: Sonata in C K330, Andante Cantabile
Brahms: Intermezzo in A major Op. 118 No. 2 (Andrew, piano)

Albeniz: Cordoba
Granados: Viniendo de la Fuente (Matthew, piano)

Handel: from Giulio Cesare - Cara Speme
             from Dixit Dominus: De Torrente in Via bibet
             (Rosemary, soprano, Kate, Mezzo Soprano, John, Baritone)

May 26th 2017
Saint-Saens: Allegro appassionato Op.43
Reger: Romanze (Christine, cello, Gillian, piano)

Beethoven: Sonata pathetique Op.13 in C minor, 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile
                  Sonata Op.27 No.2 in C sharp minor, 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto
Chopin: Prelude in C sharp minor, Op.45 (Chris, piano)

Quilter: Love's Philosophy
Hughes: The Spanish Lady (Breda, mezzo-soprano, Gill, piano)

McDowell: To a Wild Rose
Liadov: A Musical Snuff-Box
             Barcarolle in F sharp major (Tim, piano)

Nicholas: Usherette's Blues
Porter: In the still of the night
Adams: The Holy City (Kate, mezzo soprano, Gill, piano)

Bartok: from Romanian Dances, Nos. 1 and 2
Turina: from Cinque Danzas Gitanas, No. 1, Zambra (Vera, piano)

Strauss: Zueignung
Grieg: Ein Traum
Debussy: Romance, Nuit d'Etoiles
Quilter: June, Over the Mountains (Jude, soprano, Gill, piano)
 
March 31st 2017
Mozart: Viennese Sonatina No. 1 (Vera and Pat, Piano duet)

Schubert: from Moments Musicaux D780, No. 3 in F minor
Chopin: Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2 (Matthew, piano)

Gershwin: By Strauss
Loewe: I Could Have Danced All Night (Breda, Mezzo Soprano, Gillian, piano)

Haydn: Sonata in C minor Hob.XVI No. 20 (Andrew, piano)

Billy Mayerl: Autumn Crocus, The Nimble-fingered Gentleman, Hollyhock (Tim, piano)

Schubert: Auf der Donau
Schumann: Schone Wiege Meiner Lieden
Butterworth: In the year that's come and gone
Finzi: The Phantom (John, baritone, Gillian, piano)

Chopin: Etudes Op. 10 No. 3 in E minor, Op 25 No. 7 in C Sharp minor (Rosemary, piano)


February 17th 2017
Chopin: Mazurkas in E minor Op.17 No. 2, in A minor Op. 68 No. 2 (Vera, piano)

Elgar: The Shepherd's song
Quilter: June (Breda, mezzo-soprano, Gill, Piano)

Mendelssohn: Song without words in E flat major, Op. 30 No. 1
Chopin: Prelude in E minor, Op. 28 No. 4 (Chris, piano)

Schubert: Three Military Marches for piano duet Op. 15 (Andrew and Tim, piano four hands)

Turina: From Album de Viaje Op. 15. No. 4 Paseo Nocturno, No. 3 Gibraltar (Rosemary, piano)

Schumann: from Novelettes Op. 21. No. 1 in F major.
Schubert: Impromptu No. 4 from D899 (Matthew, piano)

Handel: from The Messiah, `If God be for us', and from Giulio Cesare, `Piangero la Sorte Mia'
(Rosemary, soprano, Gill, Piano)

Schumann: Papillons, Op. 2. (Tim, piano)

December 2nd 2016
JS Bach: An irdische Schatze, Ach soll nicht dieser Grosser Tag (John, baritone, Gill, piano)

Grieg: from Lyric pieces Op. 43, No. 2 Einsamer Wanderer, No. 5 Erotik (Andrew, piano)

Quilter: Weep you no more sad fountain (Rosemary, soprano, Breda, mezzo soprano, Gill, piano)

Sherwin: A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square (Breda, mezzo soprano, Gill, piano) 

JS Bach: French suite No 1 (Alison, piano)

Folk style songs (Nicky, vocal and guitar)

JS Bach:  Aria from Cantata No. 32
Romberg: Romberg Sonata No. 1, Op. 43 (Rosie and Caroline, cellos)

Hageman: Do not go my love
Hann: Si mes Vers avaient des Ailes
Puccini: from Tosca, Vissi d'Arte (Rosemary, soprano, Gill piano)

Rachmaninov: from preludes Op. 23 No. 6 in E flat major, No. 5 in G minor (Tim, piano)

October 21st 2016
Kriesler: Liebesleid
Faure: Pavane  (Andy, cello, Dominic, piano)

Lizst, Romance Oubliee
Rachmaninov, Romance Op. 10 No. 6 (Marjorie, piano)

Dussek, Sonata in B flat major
Chopin, Waltz in B minor (Chris, piano)

Grieg: Holberg Suite (Rosemary, piano)

Chopin: Prelude in F sharp major Op.28 No. 3
Mozart: 1st movement from Sonata in A minor K310 (Jean, piano)

Traditional: O Waly Waly, The Keel Row, Water of Tyne (Rosemary, soprano)

Tchaikovsky: Valse Scherzo, Waltz of the flowers (Tim, piano)


September 30th 2016
A song recital presented by much sought-after local soprano Emily Robinson  and piano accompanist, Alex Phillips. This was a wonderful recital by Emily, taking as its theme the changing seasons of the year, with music by a wide variety of composers.
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